The most perfect October day deserves the best music. Never mind, the best I can do is to put my elderly iPod on shuffle, plug it into my stack of amps and pump up the volume.
Welcome back, my friends, to the show that never ends.
1. What U Waiting 4 (Jungle Fever Mix) by the Jungle Brothers. And we begin with some old school hip hop from the mighty Jungle Bros.
2. Forgotten Man by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. The late, great Mr Petty from his final, and quite excellent, album Hypnotic Eye.
3. Rock Me Gently by Andy Kim. One of Neil Diamond’s finest tunes, except that it isn’t actually him, it’s Andy Kim who happens to sound just like him. Rather nice, actually.
4. Someday Never Comes by John Fogerty and Dawes. From Fogerty’s Wrote a Song for Everyone album comes this magnificent cover of a great Creedence Clearwater Revival song.
5. Love is the Drug by Roxy Music. Christ – this is 42 years old. From the band’s Siren album. Mint.
6. C Moon by Robert Smith. Yes, the Cure chap turning one of Paul McCartney’s duffers into gold. From the excellent Art of McCartney.
7. I’m In Great Shape by the Beach Boys. An all too brief cut from the Smile Sessions.
8. Annana by Tosca. Proper Ibiza chill out music here.
9. Let’s Go Away For A while by Brian Wilson. From his Live at the Roxy album is a faultless cover of this instrumental from Pet Sounds.
10. Politics and Time by Misdemeanor. Great track from Bristol’s finest band, Kevin McFadden’s mighty Misdeanor. By their stuff on iTunes if you know what’s good for you!
That’s all, folks!